ASUS and Google Announce New Chromebooks and Chromebit

    San Francisco, Calif. (March 31, 2015) — After the success of the Chromebook business growth in 2014, ASUS is very excited to continue the deep partnership with Google on new Chrome devices:

    • ASUS Chromebook C201, one of the most compact Chromebooks with up to 13 hours battery life.
    • The ASUS Chromebook Flip C100, the world’s first 10” convertible Chromebook with an ultra-thin and extremely light but durable aluminum chassis.
    • The ASUS Chromebit, the first in a new category of Chrome devices - a full computing device, the size and shape of a memory stick.

    These new models put the very latest Chrome OS technology in users’ hands, and set a new benchmark for Chrome devices in 2015.

    ASUS Chromebook C201

    ASUS Chromebook C201 is designed for everyday and on-the-go computing with up to 13 hours* battery life for all-day mobile use*. It’s easy to use, with virus protection and auto-updates built-in, so users can always get the latest protection and latest features.. The C201 is a light and easy-to-carry notebook with an 11.6”display, large touchpad with gesture recognition for intuitive input, and 100% full-size keyboard with high-quality key mechanism for comfortable typing. The ASUS Chromebook C201 is powered by a Rockchip® quad-core processor with 2GB/4GB RAM for incredible performance - the device boots in seconds. The connectivity with dual-band WiFi 802.11ac & BT4.0 support can also provide up to 3 times the speed of 802.11n for faster data transfer. The compact design with streamlined curves, tactile surfaces and a narrow bezel also gives the C201 more compact dimensions. ASUS Chromebook C201 will be available on Amazon.com starting at $169 in May 2015.

    ASUS Chromebook Flip

    ASUS Chromebook Flip is the world’s first 10” convertible Chromebook with a full metal chassis, so a user can go from laptop to tablet form factor in a snap. Ultra-thin and extremely light, for maximum portability. In order to create a bold and beautiful design on the Flip, Chrome OS has been optimized for touch with features such as Google Now, voice recognition, and virtual keyboard handwriting. Chromebook Flip is to demonstrate the power of touch and mobile on a best-in-class convertible device. The ASUS ChromebookFlip is powered by a Rockchip® quad-core processor with 2GB/4GB RAM for incredible performance - the device boots in seconds. It has a 10-finger multi-touch screen, with a comfortable wide key-pitch keyboard and up to 8 hours* battery life for all-day mobile use. The connectivity with dual-band WiFi 802.11ac & BT4.0 support can also provide up to 3 times the speed of 802.11n for faster data transfer. Carved from a single block of aluminum for a seamless design, the ASUS Chromebook Flip is not only beautiful, but durable, too. ASUS Chromebook Flip will be available on BBY.com starting at $249 in June 2015.

    ASUS Chromebit

    The ASUS Chromebit is the first in a new category of Chrome devices - a full computing device, the size and shape of a memory stick. It is powered by a Rockchip® quad-core processor with dual-band WiFi 802.11ac & BT4.0 support. The ASUS Chromebit has wide appeal for consumer and digital signage applications, and will be available for less than $100 USD later in the year.*

    *Final specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ when product launch. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.